HKR's new degree!
Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is excited to announce it’s new Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation Co-operative (BHKRC) program.
“We are excited to offer this innovative, interdisciplinary degree at Memorial,” says Dr. Heather Carnahan, dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. “The new BHKR Co-op responds to demands for specific professional skillsets in future health and wellness professionals.”
The new program is innovative in that it offers students the ability to customize course selection based on interests and future career goals.
“What differentiates our new program from others is the ability for students to focus on an area of study within the undergraduate degree” explains Dr. Linda Rohr, associate dean, undergraduate studies with the School.
Students can opt to direct their studies in community recreation, health promotion, kinesiology, physical education or therapeutic recreation. What’s more, the degree includes three mandatory co-operative education placements. This will equip graduates with a year of applied work experience before entering the workforce.
For students interested in continuing their education, Dr. Rohr advises “the BHKR Co-op offers fundamental courses for students interested in pursuing allied health professions, medicine, education and research.”
The School will begin admitting students to the program for Fall 2018.